Simple salad and an award

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Moong salad

When Archana announced One D Salad, I thought I will come up with some good sort of salad, since I always have simple sliced cucumber, radish, beetroot etc as salad or at the most, the gujrati style cucumber-tomato-onion chopped salad.

I thought I will search some good salad recipes and post them.Meanwhile Iboiled some moong to make moong parathas for my son.Now, to tell you the truth I just don’t like any parathas except aloo parathas. But I always eat whatever I cook for my son, just to  depict a good impression on him, that its not good to fuss about the food
But that day I just couldn’t convinced myself to bite on those parathas.I did not had time to make something else. I kept staring at  the boiled moong , still with the same question in my mind  “To eat or not to eat”?
Darn… I can’t let them go waste, nor was I ready to give in to those parathas.Thats when Archana’s one D salad hit my brain (ouchh…its still hurting !)

One D salad

So I just threw in together, in a bowl, everything I had in my refrigerator, along with those boiled moong , spiced it up to suit my palate and yo….I was ready with an entry for Archana’s event which called for a protein rich salad
Moong beans also called Green gram is a pulse/legume. While pulses are generally high in protein, and the digestibility of that protein is also high, Moong beans also contain good amounts of calcium and Vitamin C.  Cooking does not affect the protein content of this pulse.(source So I guess Archana , this fits  the bill since 100 gms of moong are supposed to have 3 gms of proteins

Moong salad
Recipe type: Salad recipe
Serves: 2
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Nutritious and quick to make, moong and vegetable salad
  • Boiled Moong (better if sprouted) one cup
  • Boiled potato 1 small
  • Boiled beetroot 1small
  • Carrot 1
  • Lettuce or cabbage leaves  -few
  • Lemon juice 1 spoon
  • Red chilly powder
  • Salt (white or rock salt...I prefer later)
  • Coriander leaves
  • Almonds (optional....I didn't used any,but I have read, its good to add some)
  • Chaat masala powder few pinches
  1. Wash and soak moong for few hours.Boil them with little water, salt, turmeric ginger, green chillies till just cooked (not mushy)
  2. You can use the moong sprouts (much healthier) that are available in food malls or you can wash, soak and then keep the moong wrapped in moist napkin for a day or two till moong sprouts up
  3. Mix in salad bowl, the boiled moong and chooped carrots, boiled beetroot, onion, boiled potato, cabbage (either or all of them)
  4. Sprinkle  salt, red chilly powder, chaat masala powder, lemon juice, fresh coriander leaves and enjoy

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11 thoughts on “Simple salad and an award

  1. Thanks for all the tempting recipes.Can you pls tell me some veg recipes cooked in zero oil.

  2. Abhishek Cool says:

    excellent recipe

  3. excellent salad.
    Very nutritious & tempting.

  4. Great site!!!

  5. So colourful looking salad and healthy too..loooks great…Congrats for the award

  6. Thanks Alka for the award 🙂 and ur BIL can sure cook

  7. Hello Alka,

    Thanks so much for the award. The salad looks yummy and healthy. And kudos on getting the man to cook.


  8. Alka, Your salad looks nutritious and really appetizing!

  9. Oh! Thanks, Alka! I missed my name there:) Thank you!

  10. Hi,
    Thank you so much…:))

    Salad looks great and healthy, I love moong dal will try this soon.

    Your BIL is really trying out new stuff let him keep going and you can start a section called Bachelor Cooking.

  11. Alka, that is one healthy salad! I am so glad to see that cooking doesn’t affect this pulse, because I love it cooked:) Congrats on the awards!

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